The Capitol Police force did not request advance help to secure the building from other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, according to one senior official.
US President Trump tells supporters he will lead a march on Congress as lawmakers prepare to count electoral college votes to certify Joe Biden's victory in November's presidential election.
Thousands of supporters of US President Donald Trump, including racist group Proud Boys, clashed with anti-Trump demonstrators in across the US.
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